Grand finals upstage capital city auction markets: Shana Miller

Grand finals upstage capital city auction markets: Shana Miller
Grand finals upstage capital city auction markets: Shana Miller

It was a quiet week for auctions this week due to the grand finals and the Labour Day long weekend.

841 properties were taken to auction across the combined capital cities and the preliminary clearance rate was recorded at 69.6 per cent, the lowest clearance rate since the second week of February. In comparison, last week was the busiest week for auctions since the end of March with 2,835 auctions held, however the final clearance rate was only 69.7 per cent. Over the same weekend last year, when only the NRL grand final was being played (The AFL grand final was held a week earlier) almost twice as many auctions were held (1,650); however the clearance rate was a lower 66.9 per cent.

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Grand finals upstage capital city auction markets: Shana Miller

 

Across Melbourne, 90 auctions were held this week and the preliminary clearance rate was recorded at 67.7 per cent, the third lowest clearance rate for the year, compared to last week’s final clearance rate of 72.7 per cent across 1,201 auctions. This time last year, 69.1 per cent of the 912 properties taken to auction sold. Across Melbourne’s individual sub-regions, the strongest performer in terms of clearance rate this week was the North West region, where 8 of the 10 reported auctions were successful. Meanwhile, the South East region was host to the highest number of auctions (21).

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Grand finals upstage capital city auction markets: Shana Miller

 

In Sydney, preliminary results show a clearance rate of 71.4 per cent across 448 results, with a total of 567 auctions held across the city this week. Last week, the clearance rate was 71.7 per cent across 1,200 auctions. Looking at last year, there were 473 auctions held and a clearance rate of 76.4 per cent was recorded. The Inner West region of Sydney, where 32 auction results have been reported with a clearance rate of 90.6 per cent, is the strongest performing sub-region this week. City and Inner South (79.4 per cent), and North Sydney and Hornsby (78.2 per cent) also recorded strong clearance rates.

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Grand finals upstage capital city auction markets: Shana Miller

 

Brisbane was host to 118 auctions this week, down from 203 last week and similar to last years 117. Of the 87 results reported so far, 64.4 per cent have sold, up from last week’s final clearance rate of 54.9 per cent and the 47.4 per cent clearance rate recorded last year. This week, 28 Gold Coast auction results have been reported and the preliminary clearance rate based on these results is 42.9 per cent.

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Grand finals upstage capital city auction markets: Shana Miller

 

There were 32 Adelaide homes taken to auction this week with a preliminary clearance rate of 71.4 per cent across 28 results. This week’s clearance rate is higher than both last week, when 68.1 per cent of the 127 auctions sold, and this time last year, when a clearance rate of only 53.7 per cent was recorded across 63 auctions.

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Grand finals upstage capital city auction markets: Shana Miller

 

Just 10 auctions were held in Perth this week, significantly lower than both last week (25) and last year (23). Perth’s clearance rate was 75.0 per cent this week, up from 31.6 per cent last week and 25.0 per cent last year.

Across Canberra, the preliminary clearance rate was 53.8 per cent across 13 results. Last week, Canberra’s clearance rate was 58.5 per cent, while one year ago, only 29.3 per cent of auctions were successful.

Of the 4 auctions held in Tasmania this week, there were 2 successful sales.

Shana Miller

Shana Miller

Shana Miller is a research analyst with RP Data.

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